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How you approach saving, organizing and restoring requires a plan, and the plan must be formed with intent. Scanning Old Photos Trying to organize your old shoe box of photos requires you to scan or use a scanning service to digitize your photos. Scanning services can be a great way to get the digitizing done, however, it can be expensive and you do lose...
Photoshop is expensive! Photoshop Elements not as much but still can be a bit pricey. And for many people, the vast majority of Photoshop features will never be used. The new direction Adobe has taken with renting rather than owning the software has inspired many discussions. Mostly unfavorable from the non-professional users. However for the professional people using Photoshop in...
The early days of Photography From its beginning in the 1840’s, the commercial business of photography had limited applications and a very steep and sometimes dangerous learning curve. In 1839 Louis Daguerre introduced the first commercially viable photographic process called the Daguerreotype. The 1839 date is considered to be the start of photography. The word Photography is attributed to Sir John Herschel. He was...

Country Schools

When One Room is no Longer Enough The first public school in America is considered to be the Boston Latin School in 1635. Boston was well established and urban, so resources were available to provide a high-quality education. This was far less common in the rural farm lands of most of the country. The one room country school house of...
Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) 1961
Do photographers depend more on expensive tools to express their visions than their senses? Is the quality of a photographer’s images lessened because they know most of the flaws can be fixed in Photoshop? What about the new $3000 digital camera and $1500 zoom lens that allow almost unlimited shots to choose from? Is something lost with the elimination...